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What does A stand for?

A stands for Arterial blood

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According to Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, or CLSI, and the American Association for Respiratory Care, or AARC, 70% isopropyl alcohol is a suitable site-preparation solution for arterial blood gases.
Electrocardiography, direct systolic arterial blood pressure (SAP), diastolic arterial blood pressure (DAP), mean arterial blood pressure (MAP), respiratory rate (RR), end-tidal carbon dioxide (PETCO2), and cloacal temperature (T[degrees]C) were measured before induction (baseline, under physical restraint) and after 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 min of ISO anesthesia.